The Blot
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The Blot
Lois Weber was generally championing something or someone in her films; this time around it's underpaid white-collar workers. Professor Griggs (Phillip Hubbard) can barely afford to support his wife (Margaret McWade) and daughter, Amelia (Claire Windsor). Amelia works at a library and she has three suitors -- carefree college boy Phil West (Louis Calhern), the boy next door whose father is a well-to-do shoemaker, and a poor minister. When Amelia is taken ill, the doctor advises her mother that she must have nourishing food. Since this is beyond what she can afford, Mrs. Griggs steals a… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Vivid look at income inequality and ordinary people struggling to get by, in a society where only the rich make a decent living."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Connected with the mostly middle-class audience who identified with the heroine."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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